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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Taking a Stand

6/6. Fergal Keane talks to Anwar Ibrahim , once the anointed successor of former prime minister of Malaysia, Mathathir Mohamed. Ibrahim was imprisoned for six years and tortured when he spoke out against corruption. He denies charges of political opportunism and describes how his childhood under the last years of colonial rule shaped his thirst for real democracy in Asia. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Anwar Ibrahim
Unknown: Mathathir Mohamed.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Worked Out

2/5. Mining used to be a part of life for many places in Britain where now little evidence remains. How do the surviving miners remember it? This week Ian McMillan visits the forgotten coalfield of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, to find OUt. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Tim Dee

: Book of the Week

: The Sailorin the Wardrobe
2/5. Despite it being forbidden, Hugo cannot resist playing his Beatles record on his father's new stereo. Stanley Townsend continues to read from Hugo Hamilton 's memoir about his adolescence. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stanley Townsend
Unknown: Hugo Hamilton

: Daily Service

Led by Father Philip Sumner. Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicaea).
Revelation 4, vvl-8. The Cherubic Hymn (Gretchaninoff). Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Father Philip Sumner.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Interpreter 2/5. By Anjum Malik.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: The Rules of Life

5/8. Happy Families. Being a parent is challenging, but for animals truly to succeed they must breed and pass their genes on to the next generation. Aubrey Manning discovers how reed warbler parents can end up rearing a monster cuckoo chick that is nothing to do with them at all. But in other animal societies, such as meerkats, mum and dad have numerous helpers who collect food and care for their young. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Mary Colwell

: All the Right Notes

, Not Necessarily in theRight Order
4/4. Spike Jones - the Man Who Murdered Music
A profile of American big-band musical comedian Spike Jones , a major star of the 1940s and 50s. With his City
Slickers, never averse to wearing wigs, playing toilet seats, or tuning gunshots to C sharp, he mixed the highbrow and the lowbrow, and instrumental virtuosity and sonic hijinks into a blend that startled and delighted audiences. Rainer Hersch talks to Jones's son, Spike Jones Jr. about the life and work of his father. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Spike Jones
Unknown: Spike Jones
Talks: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Spike Jones Jr.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Miserere

Conductor and violinist Roy Goodman journeys to Rome to unravel the mysteries surrounding Gregorio Allegri 's iconic Lenten choral work Miserere. With contributions from Andrew Parrott , David Willcocks and Dr David Hill. Producer Simon Vivian Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Violinist: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Gregorio Allegri
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Dr David Hill.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Female Husband

Sandi Toksvig stars in Sheila Hannon 's high-spirited dramatisation of the true story of Mary Hamilton , who was flogged in 1746 for marrying as a man, and achieved notoriety in a pamphlet published by Henry Fielding.
Music by Kate McNab and Kit Morgan: Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Sheila Hannon
Unknown: Mary Hamilton
Music By: Kate McNab
Producer: Sara Davies
Mary Hamilton: Sandi Toksvig
Henry Fielding: Adam Kotz
Mary Price: Devon Black
John Masters: Alan Moore
Henry Gould: John Telfer
Hannah Iredell: Alison Reid

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with environmental issues. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet @bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: One for the Road

2/5. The Telegram. "Only a person with a real taste for the macabre, a self-destructive streak, would choose to drink down at the railway station." By Charlotte Hobson. Read by John Kazek. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charlotte Hobson.
Read By: John Kazek.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

47/90. The First Opium War.Britain's acquisition of Hong Kong was the result of one of the most ignoble episodes in the whole history Of the British Empire. For details see yesterday

: Law In Action

4/9. Barrister Clive Coleman explains what's happening in the world of law. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Learning Curve

2/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, presented by LibbyPurves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: No Commitments

1/6. Accentuate the Positive. Emily's gone to Australia after her broken engagement. Charlotte's still engaged, and Roger's had some worrying news at work - it looks like Anna's shoulder's going to get cried on quite a lot. Written and produced by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Produced By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Niqhy

: The Archers

Debbie gets an offer she can't refuse.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on the first major British exhibition of work by the acclaimed 19th-century American painter, Winslow Homer, Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Interpreter

2/5. A Good Woman. Shalini from Bangladesh has been caught shoplifting. Nina the interpreter finds that she is a lonely widow who has spent her whole life giving, and now she's determined to take something back. By Anjum Malik. For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: File on 4

4/9. Headteachers are now among Britain's most powerful public-sector managers, controlling budgets worth millions of pounds. As ministers press ahead with measures designed to give schools even more financial freedom, Fran Abrams asks who steps in when heads step over the line. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

7/12. Kidney Disease. Kidney disease is on the rise, according to some recent reports. The solutions for kidney failure are dialysis - in which a patient is attached to a machine for hours - or transplantation, for which there is a long waiting-list. Dr Mark Porter examines the causes of the increase in kidney problems and reports on how they can be prevented and treated.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

2/10. Ronit prepares for her father's Orthodox Jewish funeral. By Naomi Alderman. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Naomi Alderman.

: Jon Ronson on ...

6/6. Building Bridges. Jon Ronson talks to Tom Hart Dyke about his efforts to communicate with his Columbian kidnappers. He also hears how writer Jesse Armstrong failed to build bridges while working in politics, and speaks to Gerry Farrell , a man who took revenge when his council seemed to refuse to rebuild a bridge, Producer Simon Jacobs


Talks: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Tom Hart Dyke
Unknown: Jesse Armstrong
Unknown: Gerry Farrell
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Absolute Power

1/3. Satirical comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe.
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird
Archie: Alex Lowe
Clive: Tom George
Morganna/Presenter: Rachel Atkins
Debbie/Claudia: Jalmi Barbakoff
Headmaster/Giles: Kim Wall
Lydia Helen: Atkinson Wood
Roger: Ewan Bailey
Geraldine: Beth Chalmers

: News

: Book of the Week

: The Sailorin the Wardrobe
2/5. Hugo Hamilton 's memoirs. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: Hugo Hamilton

: News

: Masterpiece

Forbidden Love

: Sports International

The Punch

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Disgrace (3/8) For details see Sunday

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